Business Success Stories

Between 2010 and 2013 the Denver Energy Challenge helped local businesses save energy and money as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program. In 2013 the program met it's goal of reaching 1,200 businesses and helped them save an average of 18% on their energy use. We are proud to have helped so many businesses save, and we are happy to recognize them for their commitment to energy efficiency! 

Business services provided by the City are now fully under Certifiably Green Denver. If your company would like to schedule a free advising visit with a sustainability advisor through Certifiably Green Denver you can call us directly at 720.865.5457 or sign up now to get started. More information can be found on our Facebook page

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Walter W. Martin

“I appreciate all the help given to me on replacement of our old light fixtures. As far as I can tell, we are now saving about $200 a month on the new retrofit fixtures!” – Walter W. Martin

Sanctuary Home

“We replaced our halogen tracking light with LEDs. The lights installed are fantastic and the city's energy program is a big incentive for people to put in more energy efficient lighting.” – Sanctuary Home

Perma Graphics

Definitely worth participating in the program. We've been saving about $300 on our energy bill. - Perma Graphics

Recipient of the "Saving Savvy" Award at our October Participant Awards Event.

Cake Crumbs

“We had some LED's and ultra-violets retrofitted that made them more energy efficient, saving up to $600. As a business owner, it's great to save energy and have bills that are more affordable. It was great working with the city. It saved us money right away and made us feel better about all our energy usage!" - Cake Crumbs

Ankmar

We just looked at our energy bill post-project compared to this time last year and we've already saved $1,000 in the first month.  - Ankmar

Austin Hardwoods

We've already seen a huge savings. Our June 2012 Xcel bill was $3,000 less then it was in June 2011. - Austin Hardwoods

The Gathering Place

We've been working very hard this past year to make our building more energy efficient; there is always room for improvement. So far, we've retrofitted our whole building with energy efficient lighting and upgraded our HVAC system saving us thousands of dollars so far this year. - The Gathering Place

Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

It was so much nicer this summer. The old lights use to put off so much heat the gallery would get hot and the art work would fade. Now its much more comfortable and we don't have to run the A/C constantly. - Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

Plinth Gallery

"Last year we had an energy review of the gallery, studio and workshop space. After implementing the recommended changes and lighting upgrades, we are now seeing a significant reduction in our energy use. This is a great program!!" – Plinth Gallery

Case Studies

Read our case studies to learn more about how businesses of all types and sizes are improving efficiency and saving money! Clicking on the case study name will open a .pdf

Dog-Topia is saving $994 annually on a $990 project
Downing Street Garage is saving $520 annually on a $158 project
Denver Wholesale Florists is saving $9281 annually on a $29239 project
Harvey Park Church is saving $700 annually on a $12660 project
Super Wines & Spirits is saving $2379 annually on a $2379 project
Ankmar is saving $9450 annually on a $21000 project
Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquor is saving $2500 annually on a $1500 project
Snooze Restaurant is saving $1100 annually on a $5200 project
T-Trove Asian Decor is saving $460 annually on a $1200 project
Vectra Bank is saving $8600 annually on a $5900 project

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Steelboy Productions
Steelboy Productions
AUM Framing and Gallery
AUM Framing and Gallery
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Sanctuary Home
Sanctuary Home
Astro Automotive
Astro Automotive
Cherry Creek Collision
Cherry Creek Collision
Rathburn Company
Rathburn Company
Accurate Machining
Accurate Machining
Joy Wine & Spirits
Joy Wine & Spirits
Infinite Auto
Infinite Auto
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover
West Southwest
West Southwest
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Footers Catering
Footers Catering
Leetsdale Barbershop
Leetsdale Barbershop
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Viking Bar
Viking Bar
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Vert Kitchen
Vert Kitchen
Merchant's Office Furniture
Merchant's Office Furniture
The Shanahan Collection
The Shanahan Collection
Uber Sausage
Uber Sausage
Cycle Analyst
Cycle Analyst
Mayfair Liquor
Mayfair Liquor
Christina's Records
Christina's Records
KC Hair Affair
KC Hair Affair
Fans Liquors
Fans Liquors
Charles Second Hand Tools
Charles Second Hand Tools
Premier Collision Center
Premier Collision Center
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
14th Ave. Liquors
14th Ave. Liquors
Denver Film Society
Denver Film Society
E-Z Laundry Mat
E-Z Laundry Mat
Line-X
Line-X
Finish Line Car Wash
Finish Line Car Wash
Mike's Camera
Mike's Camera
Obento Restaurant
Obento Restaurant
Ed Moore Florist
Ed Moore Florist
Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
Furniture Works MFG
Furniture Works MFG
African Grey Specialty Birds
African Grey Specialty Birds
Bayaud Enterprises
Bayaud Enterprises
Coral Room
Coral Room
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Pita Grill
Pita Grill
Denver Lumber Co.
Denver Lumber Co.
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Flame Works Autobody
Flame Works Autobody
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Living Waters Tabernacle
Living Waters Tabernacle
Denver Carwash
Denver Carwash
Geatano's Restaurant
Geatano's Restaurant
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place
ITALCO
ITALCO
Hall & Hall
Hall & Hall
Sterling Car Wash
Sterling Car Wash
Plinth Gallery
Plinth Gallery
Royal Publications
Royal Publications
La Belle Nails
La Belle Nails
Denver Design Center
Denver Design Center
Performance Radiator
Performance Radiator
Western Distribution Co.
Western Distribution Co.
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Jerry's Nut House
Jerry's Nut House
Design Materials International
Design Materials International
Stadium Auto Parts
Stadium Auto Parts
Hillel Academy
Hillel Academy
Young Sports Mart
Young Sports Mart
Crossfit Denver
Crossfit Denver
Bella Colore
Bella Colore
Menchie's
Menchie's
Kearney St. Garage
Kearney St. Garage
Advanced Property Services
Advanced Property Services
City Wine
City Wine
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Guiry's
Guiry's
Sara Karam Photography
Sara Karam Photography
Children's Haven
Children's Haven
Davis Manufacturing
Davis Manufacturing
Matrix Autobody
Matrix Autobody
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Wash Perk
Wash Perk
Core New Art Space
Core New Art Space
T-Wa Inn
T-Wa Inn
Hooked On Colfax
Hooked On Colfax
Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket
Shallow Hill Music
Shallow Hill Music
Denver Board of Realtors
Denver Board of Realtors
Sun Mart
Sun Mart
The Philadelphia Print Shop
The Philadelphia Print Shop
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Garbarini
Garbarini

Certified Green Business

The Garden
The Garden
Downing Supermarket
Downing Supermarket
Evans Discount Liquors
Evans Discount Liquors
Confluence Ministries
Confluence Ministries
Sportsman's Liquor
Sportsman's Liquor
Platinum Auto Sales
Platinum Auto Sales
Quality Corporation
Quality Corporation
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Washington Park Vet Clinic
National Speakers and Sound
National Speakers and Sound
Alesso Modern Source
Alesso Modern Source
Morgan's Liquor
Morgan's Liquor
Hollywood Nails
Hollywood Nails
Snooze
Snooze
Midtown Automotive Repair
Midtown Automotive Repair
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Washington Park Profile
Washington Park Profile
Cake Crumbs
Cake Crumbs
B'nai Havurah
B'nai Havurah
Drinks Liquor
Drinks Liquor
Old West Mattress Company
Old West Mattress Company
Shyne & Assoc.
Shyne & Assoc.
Lehrers Flowers
Lehrers Flowers
Jpad Discount Liquor
Jpad Discount Liquor
Mike Shaw Auto
Mike Shaw Auto
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Harvey Park Christian Church
Harvey Park Christian Church
Rio Grande Co.
Rio Grande Co.
Super Wines and Spirits
Super Wines and Spirits
Denver Machine Shop
Denver Machine Shop
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Division West
Division West
Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs
Three Cutters on Pearl
Three Cutters on Pearl
Emich VW
Emich VW
Q Laundromat
Q Laundromat
Grape Expectations
Grape Expectations
Fascination St. Fine Art
Fascination St. Fine Art
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Metro Paint Supplies
Metro Paint Supplies
The Artisan Center
The Artisan Center
Fastline Graphics
Fastline Graphics
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
T-Trove Asian Decor
T-Trove Asian Decor
Hot Cakes
Hot Cakes
Cold Front Distribution
Cold Front Distribution
Saks Galleries
Saks Galleries
Elitch Lanes
Elitch Lanes
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Watson & CO
Watson & CO
John Fielders Colorado
John Fielders Colorado
Buy & Build Inc.
Buy & Build Inc.
Bridge Linguatec
Bridge Linguatec
Crown Lanes
Crown Lanes
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Northern Trust Bank
Northern Trust Bank
K-Stop
K-Stop
Ankmar
Ankmar
Nic Nac Bookstore
Nic Nac Bookstore

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